30 episodes

A talk show about the history of the United States and the Americas from a leftist economic perspective. Recorded weekly in Newton, Massachusetts and Boise, Idaho.

Arsenal for Democracy Bill Humphrey

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    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

A talk show about the history of the United States and the Americas from a leftist economic perspective. Recorded weekly in Newton, Massachusetts and Boise, Idaho.

    Update for Our Listeners

    Update for Our Listeners

    Oct 15, 2023: After a dozen years, this show is ending. But it’s for some very cool and exciting reasons described herein, and we would love to hear from our loyal listeners as we bid this project farewell and move on to new things.

    • 11 min
    [Unlocked] Jun 1, 2021 – Louis F. Post – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 379

    [Unlocked] Jun 1, 2021 – Louis F. Post – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 379

    Unlocked from our Patreon (paused this summer): Bill and Rachel discuss Louis F. Post, an early Assistant US Labor Secretary with some radical leanings, who ended up blocking thousands of post-WWI deportations. Links and notes for ep. 379 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Bonus-AFD-Ep-379-Links-and-Notes-Louis-F-Post.pdf Theme music by Stunt Bird.

    • 22 min
    [Unlocked] May 18, 2021 – The 1920 Census – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 375

    [Unlocked] May 18, 2021 – The 1920 Census – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 375

    Unlocked from our Patreon (paused this summer): Bill and Rachel discuss the present-day influences of the momentous 1920 US Census, which grappled with trends in urbanization and the recent breakup of several major home countries of immigrants. Links and notes for ep. 375 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Bonus-AFD-Ep-375-The-1920-Census.pdf Theme music by Stunt Bird.

    • 46 min
    [Unlocked] May 4, 2021 – The Smith Act – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 371

    [Unlocked] May 4, 2021 – The Smith Act – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 371

    Unlocked from our Patreon (on pause this summer): Bill and Rachel take a look at the Alien Registration (Smith) Act of 1940, still on the books today, which prohibits advocating the violent overthrow of the US government. Links and notes for ep. 371 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Bonus-AFD-Ep-371-Links-and-Notes-The-Alien-Registration-Act-_-Smith-Act-of-1940.pdf Theme music by Stunt Bird.

    • 27 min
    [Unlocked] Mar 23, 2021 – The 1923 San Pedro Maritime Strike – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 361

    [Unlocked] Mar 23, 2021 – The 1923 San Pedro Maritime Strike – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 361

    Unlocked from our Patreon (on pause this summer): Bill and Rachel discuss the failed IWW strike at the Port of Los Angeles in 1923, including Upton Sinclair getting arrested and the Klan menacing strikers. Links and notes for ep. 361 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Bonus-AFD-Ep-361-Links-and-Notes-1923-San-Pedro-Maritime-Strike.pdf Theme music by Stunt Bird.

    • 24 min
    [Unlocked] Mar 2, 2021 – Dropped Ceilings – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 355

    [Unlocked] Mar 2, 2021 – Dropped Ceilings – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 355

    Unlocked from our Patreon (on pause this summer): Bill and Rachel discuss dropped ceilings and the rise and fall of the mid-century office. It’s an area that could probably use some academic study. Links and notes for ep. 355 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Bonus-AFD-Ep-355-Links-and-Notes-Dropped-Ceilings.pdf Theme music by Stunt Bird.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Great podcast for those interested in progressive policy.

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Very smart

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Love it

Less Greg would be even better, but it's a great show.

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